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Coming soon: a pacemaker with no battery


September 4th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) An implantable pacemaker as tiny as a pinhead is set to revolutionise medicine with its big advantage. It is powered by radio waves from outside the ... Read more...

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Cure for AIDS a step closer


July 26th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A cure for AIDS has got a step closer after it was found that a common cancer drug can purge the disease as it lies dormant ... Read more...

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New way to inject oxygen excites medical science


June 30th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A new way of administering oxygen into blood, that could allow people to stay alive without breathing, has been discovered.The amazing breakthrough could change medical science ... Read more...

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Stress can be good for immune system


June 22nd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Stress is bad for you -- you've heard it a thousand times. But it can be good for your immune system, says a study. Short-term stress, ... Read more...

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Fat turns into flab 3 hours after big meal


May 14th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) An average person can virtually add two to three teaspoons of fat to his or her waistline in a matter of hours after eating. Fat from ... Read more...

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Scientists locate malaria parasites’ Achilles heal


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein common to malaria parasites, opening the way to more effective vaccines or drugs against the life-threatening infections caused by the ... Read more...

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Why getting better is worse than falling sick?


March 22nd, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Ever wondered why recovering from a debilitating bout of illness makes it seem worse than the actual condition or infection.According to researchers, the answer may lie ... Read more...

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Chronic liver disease cure on the horizon


March 6th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Scientists have made an important breakthrough that could eventually lead to the development of new treatments for chronic liver illnesses.At present such illnesses can only be ... Read more...

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Mouth bug could trigger serious illnesses


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a common mouth bug that can trigger serious illnesses if it gets into the bloodstream. Identified by University of Zurich researchers, the oral ... Read more...

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Falak still critical, may undergo another brain surgery


February 19th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Battling for survival at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a month, two-year-old battered baby Falak is likely undergo another life-saving brain ... Read more...

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Burning more sugar drives super athleticism


December 1st, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Muscle fitness drives super athleticism, especially when their cells efficiently utilise sugar as a fuel source, a study reveals. Conversely, exercising improves the muscle's ability to ... Read more...

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Terminator-Style Contact Lenses to be available soon


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Welcome to the future! A new computerized contact lens keeps you updated with information. The Terminator-styled lens, when it is finally made available to the public, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chewing your way to weight loss


November 22nd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Chewing gum after meals could be a simple way of losing weight rather than subjecting yourself to arduous physical exertion or spending a fortune on drugs, ... Read more...

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Human enzyme holds promise of weight loss


November 15th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) A specific human enzyme substantially curbed weight, improved metabolism and efficacy of insulin in mice, a new study shows. Insulin, produced by the pancreatic gland, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Less polluting Diwali this year


October 27th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Pollution levels this Diwali were lower than last year, thanks to people's participation in the anti-firecracker campaign, Delhi Environment Secretary Keshav Chandra said Thursday."In general, ... Read more...

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Synthetic muscles make nanobots effective


October 18th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Powerful synthetic muscles fabricated by researchers will now impart cutting edge to medical nanobots for diagnostics and treatment.Although nanobots have been in the news for cancer ... Read more...

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‘Promiscuous parasites’ can make you reckless


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) A class of 'promiscuous parasites' can sneak into your bloodstream and brain, triggering behavioural changes from recklessness to neuroticism.Toxoplasma gondii, a highly contagious protozoa, infects more ... Read more...

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Sitting for long periods can cause heart problem


July 5th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Something as simple as sitting for long periods in one posture daily is fraught with grave risks, especially for women. Such women are two to three ... Read more...

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Students invent device to minimise risks in dialysis


June 29th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Biomedical engineering students have invented a device to cut down the risk of infection, clotting and narrowing of blood vessels during dialysis.The device, implanted under the ... Read more...

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Elderly more prone to community-acquired pneumonia


May 27th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), which causes difficulty in breathing, fever, chest pains and cough, is the leading cause of infectious death among the elderly.New research at The ... Read more...

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Gene variation linked to infertility in women


May 18th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Variation in a gene involved in regulating cholesterol has been linked to infertility in women, a study shows.According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, variation in ... Read more...

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Exercise protects heart via nitric oxide


May 5th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Exercise both reduces the risk of a heart attack and protects it from injury if a heart attack has occurred, researchers say. For years, doctors have ... Read more...

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Exercise protects heart from injury through nitric oxide


May 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A study has found new evidence that the nitric oxide generated during physical exercise protects the heart from injury.Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified the ... Read more...

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Side effects of popular diabetes drugs described


May 4th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has warned that drugs known as thiazolidinediones, or TZDs for short, which are widely used in diabetes treatment, have a large downside.The drugs have effects ... Read more...

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MIT nanoparticle takes advantage of tumors’ acidity to peel layers away


May 4th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new type of drug-delivery nanoparticle developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hunts out the acidic environment that characterizes all cancer cells.Such particles could target nearly ... Read more...

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Human placenta may harbour heart disease and mental illness cure


April 24th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 24 (ANI): For the first time scientists have found that the human placenta plays an active role in synthesizing serotonin, providing hope for new treatment strategies for cardiovascular disease and ... Read more...

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New insight into parasite’s reproduction paves way for new therapies


March 17th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A recent study has shed light on how parasite that causes malaria reproduces and it could lead to new treatments to help curb the spread of the disease.Scientists ... Read more...

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Cow’s first milk could boost athletic performance


February 25th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Scientists looking for ways to boost athletic performance have found cow's first milk promising in the treatment of the 'leaky gut syndrome'. Bovine colostrum, early milk produced ... Read more...

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Protein that could be new target to reduce damage after heart attack identified


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Researchers have identified a protein that plays a key role in debilitating changes that occur in the heart after a heart attack.These changes, or 'remodelling' of the heart, ... Read more...

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Parasites’ struggle for ‘long-term survival’ makes malaria ‘deadly’


February 15th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Malaria is particularly deadly because the parasites that carry it battle other infections for survival, Edinburgh University scientists have claimed.They found, when malaria parasites enter the bloodstream, they ... Read more...

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New ‘magnetic pill’ could improve body’s absorption of drugs


January 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Brown University researchers have developed a new magnetic pill system that could improve the body's absorption of drugs.A pill often will not dissolve at exactly the right site ... Read more...

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New boozing trend ‘vodka eyeballing’ slammed


January 17th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): A doctor has criticized the practice of vodka eyeballing, a new trend where drinkers pour vodka into their eyes.This new craze lets players get drunk more because the ... Read more...

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Beware, smoking damages your body within minutes


January 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Scientists have issued a stark warning about smoking - it begins to damage your genes within mere minutes and not years after it reaches your lungs.Their report is ... Read more...

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Vaccine slashes malaria risk by half


January 14th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) A vaccine that slashes malaria risk by 50 percent could practically save hundreds of thousands of lives every year. The latest study indicates that the jab reduces ... Read more...

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Green diets for daughters, bananas and potatoes for sons?


January 3rd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) Women planning to have a baby who eat more fruits and green vegetables increase their chances of giving birth to a girl. And those who gorge on bananas ... Read more...

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